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10-24-2016 06:35 PM
fatmanontwowheels Oh and figured I would share a pic ( sorry it's not the best ). Wheel shopping now...

10-24-2016 06:28 PM
fatmanontwowheels Awesome, thanks guys!
10-24-2016 04:18 PM
19johned53 Nothing to worry about with the new two piece unit that Hal posted about.


There were a few failures on engines that were "fixed" before the P01 campaign, but the replacement units were the all plastic ones, not the latest units, so they failed like the originals on a few members cars.


Rest easy and enjoy your ride!
10-24-2016 03:30 PM
Hal H
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Originally Posted by fatmanontwowheels View Post
Not to sound paranoid, but have there been any failures after the repairs? I guess I am kinda leary of hitting the road for any real distance. Car seems to be running great though
No - there isn't concern for any more chain failures.

Your car had the original style all-plastic (black color) chain guide [used '09- early 12]. The replacements are an aluminum base with nylon overlay (this is the wear material). This is a common design used by many manufacturers in their engines.

Why Chrysler originally tried an all-plastic part (two versions, 1st=black / 2nd=white plastic) that failed is a mystery to me - cost them a lot of money to replace damaged heads or entire engines as well as the service campaign to correct the '09-'13 models that hadn't failed yet [5.7 / auto only].
By the late '13s they switched over to the current aluminum / nylon part.
10-23-2016 07:56 PM
fatmanontwowheels Not to sound paranoid, but have there been any failures after the repairs? I guess I am kinda leary of hitting the road for any real distance. Car seems to be running great though
10-21-2016 11:25 AM
Slidd 6 valves? Does that mean that original valves hit the pistons?

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10-21-2016 07:13 AM
fatmanontwowheels Picked up the car last night and all seems good. The dealer replaced 6 valves along with the obvious chain and tensioners and timing gears. Oil and filter change also. Not sure if this is a standard at all dealerships, but gave me 24 month unlimited mileage warranty too. Also did the airbag recall while in. If anyone is interested Daytona Dodge is who performed the work ( where I bought the car ).
10-21-2016 07:07 AM
fatmanontwowheels
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Did you miss getting the notification about the service campaign (or not the original owner)? Its too bad it wasn't caught beforehand since it has been around since '14 when the campaign was announced.

Yours got along a lot longer than many did before the guide broke, which leads to the chain failure.
I am not the original owner and was told the recall had been done.
10-20-2016 06:18 PM
Hal H
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New member to the broken timing chain club.... 2010 RT 5.7 auto w/72k. Happened while evacuating from Hurricane Matthew. Gave no warning while running around 70-75 mph on I95. Dealer is taking care of it which is good ( I have to pay $150 ). Supposed to be finished with it tomorrow and I was wondering if there is anything I should ask about and look for.
Did you miss getting the notification about the service campaign (or not the original owner)? Its too bad it wasn't caught beforehand since it has been around since '14 when the campaign was announced.

Yours got along a lot longer than many did before the guide broke, which leads to the chain failure.
10-20-2016 02:45 PM
fatmanontwowheels
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Just check and see if the oil and filter was changed, along with the coolant.


Sounds like you have a good dealer, but check your fenders for any dents/dings/scratches, and keep us posted.


A good dealer can perform the P01 and you shouldn't even know that anyone was under your hood.
I will check the car over real well. To be 6 years old the paint is in great shape ( hemi orange ). So far I have been impressed with the dealer and will give them a shout out once we are all square
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